DARK DAY for South Africa as it rolls out RED CARPET for Hamas Murderers
By David E. Kaplan
What a difference a weekend makes!
On the Friday, the 30th November, a delegation of Hamas members of the Palestinian Legislative Council met and signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the ANC caucus in Parliament, while on the Monday, a Hamas-controlled military court sentences six Palestinians to death for allegedly collaborating with Israel.
All that remains to be decided for the “hapless six” is whether they will be executed by hanging or firing squad!
South Africans should know all about Hamas’ atrocious record when it comes to the rule of law as they may recall their compatriot, the South African jurist, Navi Pillay who during her tenure as the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights from 2008 to 2014, appealed to Hamas “to halt all executions because they are imposed without fair trial” and “must follow international human rights law when seeking to impose the death penalty.” She expressed concerns about allegations of “ill-treatment and torture during interrogations” of people who were sentenced to death.
The South African jurist’s appeal fell on deaf ears as Hamas’ sole aim is to bring down the state of Israel and will kill all who stand in its way. Now South Africa is complicit in murder.
Those who support murderers are guilty as accessories!
The same HAMAS with whom they were proudly signing a MOU that states South Africa “will work towards the full boycott of ALL Israeli products and the support of the global Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions campaign (BDS) against Israel; and will ensure that ANC leaders and government officials do not visit Israel,” only weeks earlier fired nearly 500 missiles into Israel in under 24 hours – one of which blew up a bus.
These missiles were fired not at military but civilian targets; one a direct hit on a home in Beersheba in which a mother and her three children had evacuated moments before to the home’s bomb shelter. Had they not, they would have been killed as many more innocents will likely be killed because of South Africa recklessly and shamefully providing blanket ‘legitimacy’ to terrorism and murder.
With South Africa having one of the highest incidences of rape in the world, its mollycoddling of Hamas is kin to supporting the rapist and punishing the victim!
How else do you explain the ANC’s deathly silence to Hamas’ deadly behavior, but plenty to say when it comes to Israel, as evident at its December 2017 Congress, when rather focusing on its country’s enormous challenges – called for a highly publicised downgrade of the South African embassy in Tel Aviv. This resolution too was included in the MOU signed by the ANC’s Chief Whip in Parliament, Jackson Mthembu, and Hamas’ cofounder Mahmoud Al-Zahar which promises that “the ANC Parliamentary Caucus will use the oversight powers of South Africa’s parliament to ensure that resolution to downgrade the South African embassy in Tel Aviv to a liaison office, is implemented by the South African government.”
While on their one week visit to South Africa where they also met with the SACP (South African Communist Party), COSATU (Congress of South African Trade Unions), and the MRN (Media Review Network), these Hamas murderers committed the ultimate desecration when they were escorted by their ANC hosts to one of South Africa’s most iconic sites for commemorating the Apartheid era – the prison cell on Robben Island where Mandela spent 18 of his 27 years in prison.
How contrived to choreograph to a global audience of linking prisoners in Israeli jails for crimes of murder and attempted murder to one of the 20th century’s greatest icons, Nelson Mandela.
How foolish and debasing of the Mandela legacy for the ANC to be part of this diabolical charade!
South Africans of any moral standing should cringe at the desecration of hearing Hamas’ al-Zahar standing inside Mandela’s cell, saying of his fellow murders in Israeli jails:
“Allah willing, you will get out of your prisons and rule the country, just like Mandela got out of prison and ruled this country.”
How much more frightening can it get when he declared that that this was his message “to every mujahid who wages jihad for the sake of his land and his country.”
While Mandela supported a Palestinian state, he did so with the proviso that it was to be alongside a secure Jewish state. Hamas on the other hand, believes in destroying the Jewish state. It is about time South Africans and notably the ANC face the facts and read what Hamas leaders themselves say:
- Ismail Haniyah and Khaled Meshaal, both of whom have in the past been welcomed in South Africa, have stated repeatedly that “Palestine – from the [Jordan] River to the [Mediterranean] Sea, from its north to its south – is our land, our right, and our homeland. There will be no relinquishing or forsaking even an inch or small part of it,” and that “we shall not relinquish the Islamic waqf on the land of Palestine, and Jerusalem shall not be divided into Western and Eastern Jerusalem. Jerusalem is a single united [city], and Palestine stretches from the Mediterranean Sea to the Jordan River, and from Naqoura [Rosh Ha-Nikra] to Umm Al-Rashrash [Eilat] in the south.”
- And the very man with whom they signed the MOU, Mahmoud al-Zahar stated that any talk of the 1967 lines is “just a phase until Hamas has a chance to regain the land…even if we [Hamas] have to do so inch by inch.”
This is the same man who from Mandela’s cell has called for a violent Jihad “to regain the land inch by inch”.
This is the same week that the Johannesburg municipality has recommended renaming one of the city’s prominent roads, Sandton Drive, after the Palestinian airplane hijacker Leila Khaled sending shivers to South Africa’s Jewish community.
This will surely go down in South African history for Jews, as ‘A Week of Infamy’.
Feature picture credit: Afro-Palestine Newswire Service